DVI adaptor question

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  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    My new MBP is on the way and I need to get a MiniDisplay - DVI adaptor but on the Apple store there are many reviews about it not working or being the wrong one!

    I plan to use my Dell 22" monitor (E228WFPc) which claims to have a DVI-D and VGA input. So will the adaptor work ok with this DVI-D input?
     
  2. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    I use this ...

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&format=2

    This should also work ...

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10246&cs_id=1024604&p_id=5998&seq=1&format=2
     
  3. carrollf thread starter macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    Thanks - so is this exactly the same as the Apple one (just not a rip off?) What is the real story with the seemingly different MiniDisplay to DVI adaptors with some bought off the Apple store not fitting some monitors?
     
  4. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    It's a third party aftermarket adapter to connect computers with MDP outputs to monitors with DVI input. I'm not sure what mean by rip-off. Apple introduced this smaller MDP connector in '08 and does not require a licence fee from others who use this standard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

    Don't know about any "stories", but I can tell you I have been using this adapter for about 4 months without any issues.
     

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